A new website (registered just yesterday) has appeared for a company called ZXMiner claiming to be selling the first Nervos (CKB) ASIC miner for the Eaglesong algorithm. The website is in Chinese and the price for the ZX1 ASIC miner supposedly delivering 820 GH/s with 1100 Watts of power usage is 18000 CNY (Chinese Yuan) which is roughly $2560 USD (payments taken only in Bitcoin). According to the website the estimated shipping date is January 2020, meaning that they should have developed the hardware before the mainnet launch of Nervos that happened recently. We would advice to be extra careful with this as it may be a scam, even though it is apparently not targeted at non Chinese crypto users as the website does not have an English version.

Soon after the mainnet launch there have been news of FPGAs supporting the Eaglesong algorithm that the project uses and now there is information about a possible ASIC miner incoming, though you should treat that with extra caution. The ZXMiner ZX1 photo on the website is actually an edited photo of the MicroBT Whatsminer M3 ASIC miner with zxminer logo put on top of the device and doing that is never a good sign and definitely not a way to earn trust. We also don’t like this line of text “No refund or return after payment, regardless of whether it is shipped or not” as translated by Google Translate, so don’t be in a hurry with this ASIC miner!

If you are curious to check the ZXMiner website and the ZX 1 product page…

Team Red Miner is a performance optimized cryptocurrency miner for AMD GPUs with support for lyra2rev3, lyra2z, phi2, CryptoNight v8 (CNv2) and CryptoNight R (CNv4), X16 variants, MTP, Cuckarood29 and Cuckatoo31 and now adding Ethash support as well in the latest 0.6 release. The miner is available for both Windows and Linux operating systems, a closed source software with 2.5% to 3% development fee built-in for all algos except Ethash, for Ethash on Polaris GPUs the dev fee is 0.75% and on all other GPUs is 1.0%.

A quick test of the Team Red Miner 0.6.0 for mining ETH (current DAG 299) on AMD Radeon RX 580 8GB GPUs has shown hashrate very similar to what other Ethash miners are capable of delivering on the same hardware, so performance wise things seem to be very good. Of course why to switch from one Ethash miner that you might be already familiar with such as Claymore’s Dual Miner to another that has just introduced support… that is up to you to decide, though you should give it a try.

To download and try the latest Team Red Miner 0.6.0 with Ethash support…

The latest update of the AMD OpenCL GPU miner lolMiner 0.9 brings significant performance boost for the Cuckatoo 31 algorithm used by Grin on 8GB AMD cards (+22% on Polaris and up to 30% on Radeon VII) and reduced Grin stale shares. The new version also has the 16GB solver for GRIN-AT31 disabled as it seems that the 8GB solver is faster at the moment in terms of hashrate. Do note that currently AMD Navi support is disabled for the new algorithms and Cuckatoo-31 on ROCm drivers falls back to 4GB kernel.

Expected performance on Cuckatoo-31 (stock settings):
– Sapphire RX 580 Pulse 0.55 g/s
– Radeon Vega 64: 1.2 g/s
– Power Color Radeon VII 1.53 g/s

We remind you that lolMiner is a closed source OpenCL GPU miner available for Windows and Linux as pre-compiled binaries only and that there is a developer fee for using the software (1% for all supported algorithms). The miner should work on Nvidia GPUs with OpenCL, however stability and performance could be far from optimal, so it is best for use with AMD GPUs. For Nvidia GPU miner with support for Cuckatoo 31 you can check out the latest GMiner, NMBiner or some of the other option like BMiner etc.

To download and try the latest lolMiner 0.9 OpenCL miner for Windows or Linux…

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